Hallway Make Over at State Street Elementary

It was difficult maneuvering the halls at State Street Elementary School today.  One had to watch out for cans of paint and people using long rollers to paint the hallways.  Principal Sarah Sharp said she wanted to paint the school halls so they will match the new addition at State Street.  The addition involves new classrooms and a black box theater.  The construction will also connect the school to nearby Chase Middle School.
Twenty teachers are spending a day or two of their summer vacation helping paint.  A volunteer at the school, who is also a member of the First United Methodist Church, helped bring more than 25 members of the church to the school to help paint.  Senior Pastor Bruce Emmert said his church has had a partnership with State Street, but that this is the first time they’ve been involved in painting the school.  “It’s a great way for the church to show God’s love in a practical way,” said Emmert.

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